THE Rubbish Shakespeare Company is bringing its latest show to the Beggars Theatre in Millom next month.

The company, which had a smash-hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, will be presenting its own version of one of the Bard's classics on March 13.

This time they present their anarchic, interactive and belly laugh inducing fresh take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And it’s perfect for the whole family!

A spokesman said: "This isn’t a traditional Shakespeare, however, having been forged in the Rubbish Shakespeare mould. Imagine if Pixar did a Shakespeare and you’re on the right track.

"It’s a crowd pleasing hour of madcap family-fun, featuring refreshingly accessible Shakespearean text mixed with modern day squabbling, bickering, and heaps of jokes. Taking the play’s central theme of mischief as inspiration, the storytelling is devilishly cheeky, and stuffed with original twists on the timeworn tale"

But why is it rubbish? “Because it is. It’s absolute Rubbish!” declares Artistic Director, Lee Hithersay. “Every prop’s been scavenged, and whole sections of the play will go wrong - gloriously so - for your delight and amusement. Our ethos is ‘Shakespeare for All’, we feel Shakespeare has become gentrified, so we want to show that anyone can do Shakespeare. Even us fools!”

The Rubbish Shakespeare Company’s mission is to make the Bard’s work accessible to everyone, regardless of age or background. It was founded in 2018.

The show starts at 7pm on March 13 and lasts for an hour - there is no interval. Tickets are £9.50 (£7.50).

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